Organ Recital

Organ Recital: Anthony Williams

Sunday, March 11, 2018 | 5:15pm

Guest organist Anthony Williams from Fisk University, Nashville, Tenn., plays a recital on the Cathedral’s 10,650–pipe great organ. $10 suggested donation.




Pièce Héroîque
César Franck (1822-1890)

Prière, Op. 37, No. 3
Joseph Jongen (1873-1953)

Suite No. 1 for Organ (1942)
Florence Price (1887-1953)
I. Fantasy
II. Fughetta
III. Air
IV. Toccata

Two Spirituals
Ralph Simpson (b. 1933)
Jacob's Ladder
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot

Prelude and Fugue on BACH
Franz Liszt (1811-1886)

About Anthony Williams

Anthony Williams is Associate Professor of Music at Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee. He resides in Hendersonville, Tennessee where he serves as Organist/Choir Director at First Presbyterian Church. For several years, he taught at Dillard University in New Orleans, Louisiana. Dr. Williams began his teaching career at Fisk in the late 1980s where he served as Director of the Fisk Jubilee Singers® and was the youngest person to hold that position. He returned to Fisk in the fall of 2005 as Visiting Artist in Residence following the evacuation from New Orleans due to Hurricane Katrina.

Dr. Williams holds degrees from the University of Cincinnati, the University of Michigan, and the American Conservatory of Music. His principal teachers include Robert Glasgow, Marilyn Mason, David Mulbury, Peter Fyfe, and Paul Jordan. Dr. Williams has performed throughout the United States as well as Central America and Europe. He also presents lectures, workshops, and masterclasses including a workshop for the 2016 National Convention of the American Guild of Organists. In 2018, he will serve as the Service Organist for the Worship and Music Conference sponsored by the Presbyterian Association of Musicians in Montreat, North Carolina. Dr. Williams specializes in organ music of black composers.

  • Admission
    • Free
    • $10 suggested donation
  • Dates Offered
    • March 11, 2018 @ 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm